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1 20th July 21:59
dee randall
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"As I understand" the two different types of cinnamon available (here in
the U.S.)

http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/p-penzeyscinnamon.html
shows the two different types of cinnamon. See 1st and last paragraphs
herein.

Cinnamon
.......

There are two main types of cinnamon. Cassia cinnamon is native to Southeast
Asia, especially southern China and northern Vietnam, and has the strong,
spicy-sweet flavor most Americans are familiar with. Vietnamese and Chinese
cassia are the sweetest and strongest varieties, with Korintje cassia having
a smooth flavor with less bite.

Our cinnamon sticks and Korintje cinnamon both come from the southwest coast
of Sumatra in Indonesia. It grows wild on the government-protected slopes of
Mount Kerinci, where the cinnamon gets its name. We stock the top Korintje A
grade, although there are also the lower B and C grades, which are the types
of cinnamon usually sold in supermarkets in the U.S. From the mountain
slopes, where it is harvested, it is trucked down to the port town of Padang
where it is graded and washed. Then it is either cracked for Korintje A, or
cut for sticks.

Our Vietnamese cassia comes from the remote north and west regions of
Vietnam. It is processed in a small, beautiful village, about 30 kilometers
west of Hanoi. The people here have been harvesting and cracking cinnamon
for over 400 years (maybe even longer). Large thick sticks about 18 inches
long and 2 inches in diameter are brought in from the countryside. These are
then cleaned and sorted into varying grades depending on the flavor. The
strength of the flavor of spices depends upon the essential oil content-the
higher the level, the stronger the flavor. The sticks are stored in large
colonial style warehouse rooms. When orders for cinnamon come in, the large
sticks are cracked into slightly smaller pieces and packed into burlap bags
for shipment. Most of the work is done by local farmers to supplement the
meager income they receive from their rice crops ($200 per year). Cassia
Buds, which are rarely available, are the unripened flower buds of the same
tree that gives us our China Cassia Cinnamon. The flavor is similar to
cassia cinnamon, but both sharper and more flowery.

The second type of cinnamon, Ceylon, or "true" cinnamon, has a much
different flavor. It is less sweet, with a more complex, citrus flavor.
Ceylon Cinnamon is also known as old-fashioned cinnamon and is prized in
many other areas of the world. The special flavor of English and Mexican
sweets comes from Ceylon cinnamon.
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2 20th July 21:59
dave fawthrop
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|"As I understand" the two different types of cinnamon available (here in
|the U.S.)
|
|http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/p-penzeyscinnamon.html
|shows the two different types of cinnamon. See 1st and last paragraphs
|herein.

Never seen two forms in the UK.

|Cinnamon

|Our cinnamon sticks

|Our Vietnamese cassia

Clearly an advertising site trying to bullshit people into buying a more expensive product. --
Dave Fawthrop <dave hyphenologist co uk>
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3 20th July 22:00
flora
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I have both kinds and I'm in the UK. Cassia bark looks and smells
totally different from 'real' cinnamon quills. I buy both in whole
pieces so there can be no confusion.

Flora
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4 20th July 22:00
dee randall
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Penzey's are the biggest retail spice house in the United States, totally
respected by all spice consumers, and clearly not a 'bullshit site." Hee
hee! "Freedom from Ignorance!!!"

Dee
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5 20th July 22:00
mike
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Try having a look in your local indian grocer and comparing that with
what they sell in say tesco. I'd be surprised if they were both the
same.
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6 20th July 22:01
dave fawthrop
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|Dave Fawthrop <invalid@hyphenologist.co.uk.invalid> wrote:
|> On Mon, 6 Mar 2006 15:56:43 -0500, "Dee Randall" <deedovey@shentel.net>
|> wrote:
|>
|> |"As I understand" the two different types of cinnamon available (here in
|> |the U.S.)
|> |
|> |http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/p-penzeyscinnamon.html
|> |shows the two different types of cinnamon. See 1st and last paragraphs
|> |herein.
|>
|> Never seen two forms in the UK.
|
|Try having a look in your local indian grocer and comparing that with
|what they sell in say tesco. I'd be surprised if they were both the
|same.

I visit Haqs about every fortnight --
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7 20th July 22:02
ian hoare
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Salut/Hi Dave Fawthrop,

le/on Tue, 07 Mar 2006 14:13:21 +0000, tu disais/you said:-


http://www.chinesetakeaways.com/Ingredients/Cinnamon%20Bark.htm

Perhaps you haven't been looking in the right place.


On second thougths, I expect this is a trollish piece of pedantry, leading
up to the triumphant revelation that one is called cinnamon and the other is
called cassia.

Sigh.


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8 20th July 22:03
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: Salut/Hi Dave Fawthrop,
:
: le/on Tue, 07 Mar 2006 14:13:21 +0000, tu disais/you said:- : :
: >|> |http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/p-penzeyscinnamon.html
: >|> |shows the two different types of cinnamon. See 1st and last paragraphs
: >|> |herein.
: >|>
: >|> Never seen two forms in the UK.
:
: http://www.chinesetakeaways.com/Ingredients/Cinnamon%20Bark.htm
:
: Perhaps you haven't been looking in the right place.
:
:
: On second thougths, I expect this is a trollish piece of pedantry, leading
: up to the triumph
ant revelation that one is called cinnamon and the other is
: called cassia.

ca va, Ian
I would agree, though less a troll, more a cinic, OOps, judgemental.
From the URL you give, I would say that the ones on the left are true cassia
bark, the ones on the right are known as cinnamon quills.
Cassia for savoury, cinnamon for sweet.
cheers
Wazza

:
: Sigh.
:
:
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: All the best, Ian
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: and corruption abound. Children no longer
: obey their parents, every man wants to write
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: world is fast approaching."
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9 20th July 22:24
natural_food
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I just purchased the true cinnamon from ceylon and thought of sharing
the news with every one. One pound contained about 70 sticks of 5 inch
in size and cost US$ 30 with delivery.

You could buy this at http://www.ceylon-cinnamon.com
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10 20th July 22:25
yogigupta
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I can not really give you the references off hand.. But the 'cinnamon
powder' sold in United States is normally ground Cassia and not
cinnamon.
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